Why Join PSA?

When you join PSA you become part of a generous, supportive community where everyone’s achievements are celebrated. You’ll have access to enriching development opportunities, leading resources and a wealth of experience to help you excel in the industry.

Our members have access to Member Only Benefits as well as regular gatherings, programs, and an annual convention with an accreditation pathway to empower professional speakers to hone their craft, amplify their impact and thrive in their business.

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Member Benefits

Strong, supportive community

Meet with fellow professional speakers locally, nationally and globally, to connect, be inspired and grow your business.

National and global events

Take advantage of member rates to attend events presented by PSA, Global Speakers Federation member organisations and the Institute of Learning Professionals. Find out more.

Training and resources

Access high quality training and resources through the PSA Speaker Resource Vault, CSP Pathway program and Coaching Life Magazine, and Bizversity. Find out more.

Expert business coaching

Be the first to hear about special initiatives like the next intake of PSA’s BOOST! Program to accelerate your speaking productivity and profits, leverage your business and skyrocket your sales. Find out more.

Elevate your brand

Build trust in your speaker brand through accreditation, awards, PSA website listing, use of the PSA member logo and discounted PR support. Find out more.

Insurance services

Access exclusive discounts on public liability and professional indemnity insurance. Find out more.

Pay less for Zoom

Get Zoom Enterprise features including large scale webinars and meetings, transcriptions and unlimited storage, at a great rate. Find out more.

Travel deals

Enjoy discounted rates for the Qantas Club.Find out more.

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Certified Speaking Professional

The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) accreditation is an international designation that recognises the experience and professional capability of Australia’s leading speakers.

CSP Accredited members have a proven track record of capturing the audience and consistently delivering value from the platform. They have achieved a high level of experience and success in their business and are positioned as leaders in the industry.

The accreditation program is an essential element in continuing to improve and advance the speaking profession and industry nationally.

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CSP Renewal

CSP status is conferred for a period of 5 years after which completing the CSP Renewal process is required to maintain CSP designation.

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CSP Emeritus

Long-standing CSPs are welcome to apply for CSP Emeritus where they wish to remain a valued community member of PSA and yet they have ceased to proactively seek speaking engagements and ceased to actively generate income from Professional Speaking.  PSA requires the criteria as defined in the Application and Statutory Declaration to be met, importantly recognising CSP Emeritus provides an opportunity for our association to value and retain the input, expertise and wisdom of individual CSPs.

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Join your local Chapter

The PSA members gather regularly in local, state-based chapters, to meet, share
and support each other as we continue to develop our speaking and business skills.

NSW / ACT Chapter

Our NSW / ACT Chapter events are held on a regular basis to create fun, interactive and transformational experiences, bringing the best speakers in Australia and globally, to support professional speakers in building strong and sustainable businesses, as well as foster rich relationships within a dynamic and thriving community.

Meeting Details 2022

  • Our first in person event for the year is on Thursday 17 February 2022.

Daniel Merza NSW / ACT Chapter President 2022

Upcoming Events

QLD / NT Chapter

We meet monthly and whether you are an experienced speaker or just gaining momentum in the speaking industry there will be information and inspiration to assist in your ongoing growth and success.

Meeting Details 2021

  • 16 February, 20 April, 18 May, 15 June, 20 July, 17 August, 21 September, 19 October and 16 November
  • Venue:- The Brisbane Riverview Hotel, corner Kingsford Smith Drive & Hunt Street, Hamilton QLD for our in person events

Chapter Leadership Team for 2021

Julian Mather - President

Mel Kettle - Program Director

John Hale

Donna Thistlethwaite

Jo Hassan

Upcoming Events

SA Chapter

We are pleased to advise that in 2021 the South Australian Chapter will meet regularly.

Meeting Details

  • Meets regularly at Arkaba Hotel Adelaide, please contact PSA Secretariat by email or 1300 739 993 for further details.

SA Chapter President – Sally A Curtis

Upcoming Events

VIC / TAS Chapter

Professional Speakers Victoria meets regularly and brings together a vibrant community of speakers from Victoria to learn from each other and speakers throughout Australia and across the world. They also warmly welcome Tasmanian speakers as part of their community.

Meeting Details 2021

  • 15 February, 19 April, 17 May, 21 June, 19 July, 16 August, 20 September, 18 October and 15 November.
  • Venue: Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond
  • Starts: 5:30PM
  • Ends: 9.00PM

Leadership Team

Hassan Younes – President

Upcoming Events

WA Chapter

Professional Speakers Western Australia conducts monthly meeting events, development workshops and site visits. We help our members build their profiles and speaking business and use their talents to reach a wider audience.

Meeting Details 2021

  • 8 February, 12 April, 10 May, 14 June, 12 July, 9 August, 13 September, 11 October, 8 November
  • Kailis Bros, 101 Oxford Street, Leederville
  • Starts: 7:00pm (optional dinner beforehand at 6pm)
  • Ends: 9.15pm

Chapter Leadership Team for 2021

Rael Bricker CSP (President)

Shirley Anne Fortina CSP (Vice President)

Jani Murphy CSP

Lauren Hancock

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Meet the Members

Our members represent a diverse community of speakers bringing with them a broad variety of experiences, expertise and backgrounds.

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Join us as we awaken new possibilities, as we expand our own capabilities, as we each perfect our craft and bring about real change in the world.

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